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Political Economy of Communications in India
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Political Economy of Communications in India
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

First Edition
  • Pradip N. Thomas - Associate Professor, School of Communication and Arts (SCA), University of Queensland


August 2010 | 288 pages | SAGE Publications Pvt. Ltd
This book is a critical study of the political economy of communications in India. It explores the ways in which contexts, structures, policies and processes at national and international levels shape media structures and explores how a political economy-inspired approach can be used to understand both media dominance and resistance. It deals with a variety of issues that are key to understanding the political economy of communication—from intellectual property to audio-visual trade and media ownership, liberalisation, privatisation, and media politics.
Foreword by DAYA THUSSU

 
Preface

 
 
1: A HISTORY OF STRUCTURES
An Introduction to the Political Economy of Communications

 
The Political Economy of Communications in Colonial India: Mass communication and the empire

 
The Political Economy of Communications in Post-Colonial India: 1948-1985

 
The Political Economy of Communications in the New India: 1986 to Present

 
 
2: PROCESSES & MEANS
The Great Indian Copyright Conundrum

 
The Political Economy of Audio-Visual Trade

 
The Informationalisation of Life Processes: Biotechnology, IT and life as code

 
Christian Fundamentalism and the Media: The case of Christian broadcasting in India

 
Poverty and the Media

 
 
3: RESISTANCE
Community Radio and the Right to Information Movement in India

 
Beyond the Dominant Paradigm of Communication Rights: Operationalising communication rights in India

 
Index

 

Pradip Ninan Thomas is one of the foremost international experts on the political economy of communications and information…In this new book, he clarifies and explicates a rich tradition of indigenous, information-focused activism against the prevailing neoliberal order and calls for scholars to embrace not only critique but advocacy. A signal achievement!

Dan Schiller
Professor of Communication, Professor of Library & Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA

Thomas has deftly divided the book into three sections. The first section deals with the history of structures, the second with processes and means, and the third with resistance. Serious scholars, media professionals and policymakers would benefit abundantly from this work.

Businessworld

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